Grandma’s Angel Food Cake

Here's a "Very Good" Angel Food Cake recipe from Grandma's Recipe Book. Let us take a moment to reflect on the lost art of penmanship. Source: Grandma's Recipe Book

An Introduction to Coffee 1856

Coffee from the 1850s. Coffee, like tea, should be an infusion, not a decoction. This month I am dedicating each Monday to coffee, the rich, dark brew that invigorates and never inebriates. In reading about coffee in various cookery books, we find that the beans are always purchased fresh. There is a great deal of... Continue Reading →

Tuna Mushroom Roll

Here's another recipe from grandma. This actually looks really good! Date unknown. This one looks like another crowd pleaser - I'm guessing her cookbook has several quick and delicious recipes that would have been appropriate for a rowdy household!

Daily Menu February 4, 1912

Anchovy Fritters Lamb's Tongues, Tremont Style (?) and Anchovy Fritters. The fritters are probably pretty strong in flavor - would likely be good with a tannic red wine. Have a great day! Source: A Calendar of Dinners with 615 Recipes, by Marion Harris, 1912.

One Dish Breakfast

I've pulled out some recipes from my grandmothers old cookbook binder. It's filled with newspaper clippings, jotted notes, sauce splatters and love. Here's a fun one that I can see being popular of hungry household. Date unknown. I would personally replace the biscuit dough with mashed potatoes in each cup to keep things gluten free... Continue Reading →

Daily Menu January 28, 1912

Croutes, a la Marie Another inspired daily menu from our friendly Crisco Cookbook. Again, we have cooked vegetables in the form of baked cucumbers - not so sure about this one, but will hold out on passing judgement until I've heard from my wise and worldly readers. Overall, this menu seems more suitable for a... Continue Reading →

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